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Old 08-05-2005, 06:58 PM   #1
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So what's the board's thoughts.....do you age mead as long as you can wait, or do you try to consume it before it gets too old????? I have read both, not sure which is best???

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Old 08-08-2005, 08:50 AM   #2
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or do you try to consume it before it gets too old?????
I've never heard of mead getting too old. I have heard of a Polish mead that is aged 25 years before bottling. And I've have also been told of some meads not hitting their flavor peak for 100 years although I don't think anyone has that kind of patience.

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Old 08-08-2005, 04:28 PM   #3
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Mead is just like wine in that is gets better with age. I made a nice blueberry mead 2 years ago. It tasted like blueberries,honey, and gasoline for the first 6 months. Then it developed more of a wine taste. Its now ambrosia.

Wait as long as your patience allows.

 
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Old 08-11-2005, 01:44 AM   #4
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It depends on how strong the mead is. I have a 16-17% mead (plus whatever the cherries I put in it added) that took a couple of years to mellow. I also do a pyment at about half the strength that is good to go after a couple of months.
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Old 08-11-2005, 02:23 AM   #5
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I have a couple of bottles that are over 10 years old....I know...what am I waiting for?
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Old 08-11-2005, 06:35 AM   #6
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what is mead? Sorry, newbie here
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Old 08-11-2005, 08:36 AM   #7
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what is mead?
It's Honey Wine, Drink of the Gods, or Liquid Gold. Makes you want to sack a village kind of drink. And most likely the oldest fermented beverage known to man.

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Old 08-11-2005, 03:17 PM   #8
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It's Honey Wine, Drink of the Gods, or Liquid Gold. Makes you want to sack a village kind of drink. And most likely the oldest fermented beverage known to man.

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You forgot rape and burn.....
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Old 08-12-2005, 08:09 AM   #9
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You forgot rape and burn.....
That comes with the next day's hangover.

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